## The foundations of statisticsClassic analysis of the subject and the development of personal probability; one of the greatest controversies in modern statistcal thought. New preface and new footnotes to 1954 edition, with a supplementary 180-item annotated bibliography by author. Calculus, probability, statistics and Boolean algebra are recommended. |

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Postulates of a personalistic theory of decision End papers | 1 |

Personal Probability | 27 |

OBSERVATION | 47 |

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